While some parts of the Corn Belt continue to battle drought, other areas are starting to see drought pressure intensify.
Adam Thut, a broadcast meteorologist says it’s going to take measurable rainfalls to get much of the Corn Belt back to normal. “Portions of Nebraska, Western Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, they’re basically at a 3-to-6-inch rain deficit,” he says. “That’s how much rain would be required to pull them completely out of their dry conditions and get them back to more normal conditions.”
He says dry conditions in the middle of the country will likely remain through July and August.